Does Hard Work Pay Off For Your Heart?

Dr. Marc Gillinov says being stressed at the job does not mean you will have a heart attack.
3:00 | 09/14/12

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We have our well validated or proven risk factors for heart attacks and heart disease. And we all know what those are smoking high blood pressure high LDL cholesterol. Being overweight -- -- know those are firmly in the these cause health problems these costs -- tax category. And then there are unsure of what we -- -- risk factors. Where we have associations. And this study. Is suggestive. It suggests there is an association. Between high job strain and -- job stress and development. Coronary heart disease and -- -- tax. Does it prove causality doesn't prove that if you have a bad day at work -- many of a bad month at work doesn't prove that's gonna cause a heart attack. It does not if your job cuts -- stress or strain. Don't just quit your job because they're gonna have another kind of problem economic stress and strain. What can do -- if your job causes Strasser got a job strain. Find a way to manage that stress. For many people it's exercise for others it might be meditation. Yoga watch and entertain -- play with your kids. Find some things that count tracks the Strauss. And make sure that you follow all the usual. Good heart healthy habits.

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